The Italian program is very dear to my heart as I was able to carry out an interdisciplinary study connecting Art History, Women’s Studies and Italian during my time at F&M. As a scholarship recipient, I studied abroad in 1995 and learned Italian first hand in Florence. During the weeks I spent there, I visited as many of the city's museums as I could, completely immersed in the culture and its rich art history. My research led to further studies on the Italian Renaissance and the role of women during that time. I cannot put into words the support and enthusiasm Professor Angela Jeannet provided during my years at F&M. Her passion for Italian culture led me to minor in this field of study. Although Italian is not currently part of my career choice, it has always been a part of my life. Every time I visit a museum, I walk through the Italian collection, marveling at the works of art and reminiscing on my years as a college student at F&M. Cheers to Professor Jeannet and the Italian department for this new addition to Franklin & Marshall's program of study!